- Birthday26th Jul, 73
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
- Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick.
- If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
- I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting.
- I find a lot of things kind of funny and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care.
- As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
Did you know?
- She earned a Critics Choice Award nomination in 2008 for her role in Nothing but the Truth.
- Her performance in the film, The Last Days of Disco earned her a London Critics Circle Film Award in 1998.
- She was voted #22 on Ask mens top 99 most desirable women of 2012.
- She ranked #41 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
- She had the reading age of an eleven-year-old and an IQ of 152 at age 6.
Family & relationships
The “Pearl Harbor” actress Kate Beckinsale love for big cars has led her to acquire a metallic black Chevy Suburban, and has been photographed several times driving around in her Chevy on the streets of Los Angeles. The $60,000 SUV is considered to be the granddaddy of American SUV’s. The Suburban derives its imposing muscular appearance from the fact that its body is based on the GMT900 truck chassis and is further reinforced by dint of its external fittings like chrome alloy wheels and chrome door handles. High tech gadgets like parking distance sensors and a rear camera display has also been installed.
Pontiac Grand AM
The paparazzi managed to click a snap of Kate Beckinsale hitching a ride on a black colored Pontiac Grand AM car on January 2013 in Los Angeles. The car was driven by the actress’s friend and it’s not very clear if Kate actually owns the car. The Pontiac seemed to be in a very dilapidated condition and looked to be in desperate need of an immediate overhaul. The car contains many user friendly features like power windows, cruise control, a powerful air conditioner and a surround sound system.
British beauty Kate Beckinsale married her fiance director Len Wiseman on 9th May 2004 at the luxurious Bel-Air Hotel in Los-Angeles California. The couple exchanged their vows in a romantic candle-lit ceremony in front of fifty guests including Kate's co-star Scott Speedman under a rose covered gazebo with hanging candles.
Reportedly, the beautiful bride was clad in a classic white Vera Wang gorgeous wedding gown with the actress's beautiful brunette hair adorning the Neil Lane diamond tiara upon which a long flowy veil was attached and completed her breathtaking looks with diamond bow earnings and a small bouquet of white flowers.
Her four bridesmaid also adorned pink Vere Wang dresses along with Kate's daughter serving as a flower girl. Following the lovely wedding the reception began when the newly wedded couple sharing their first dance in a candle-lit ballroom. The guest were treated to a lavish menu of mushrooms, grilled beef, truffle potatoes while the desert comprised of the exotic chocolate fondue mountain.
Reportedly the day before the wedding the pair had a combined bachelor and bachelorette party under the guidance of event planner Mindy Weiss at the Chateau Marmont.
Cabo San Lucas Vacation
The exotic beach resort of Cabo San Lucas is one of Kate Beckinsale’s favorite holiday destinations. The actress has visited Cabo at least twice during the last decade. The most recent vacation took place during the Labor Day holidays on September 2010 and Kate’s first Cabo trip happened in April 2005. On both of those holidays, the star was accompanied by her husband, Hollywood director Len Wiseman and Lily Sheen, her daughter who was born out of Beckinsale’s previous relationship. During the 2005 trip the family stayed at the luxurious Palmilla resort and was photographed feeding a pack of pelicans on the beach. On both of these visits Kate and her family had a great time and enjoyed a lot by indulging in recreational activities like sunbathing and taking short dips in the sea. The actress spent a lot of quality time with her family and looked ravishing when she donned a two piece bikini while tanning her body under the hot sun. Beckinsale managed to devote some time for her shopping expeditions and purchased quite a few local souvenirs during her last trip.
Location: Cabo San Lucas is one of the biggest Mexican cities.
Accommodation: Cabo is home to close to two dozen high end hotels and resorts. Five star accommodations of the likes of "The Westin Resort and Spa Los Cabos", "Hotel Casa Natalia" and "Esperanza an Auberge Resort" can levy a charge of up to $2,000 to let out a room over the weekend.
Main Attractions: Cabo San Lucas is loaded with several tourist attractions enabling the city to attract almost a million visitors every year. Many beachside restaurants strung around the city offer a great variety of fresh seafood and some of the most exotic Mexican cuisine.
On family vacation
Show off her bikini body
Enjoying the vacations
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Beckinsale has raised a lot of funds to support the NGO which was started in 1992 by Sir Elton John. Regarded to be one of the leading global HIV/AIDS organizations, even supported by former U.S president Bill Clinton, it's dedicated to HIV prevention programs in an effort to eliminate the discrimination associated with HIV.
Habitat For Humanity
The actress has donated film memorabilia to the nonprofit Christian Ministry founded with the aim that every person should have a decent and safe place to live regardless of their religion. The NGO supported by actor John Abraham helps to eradicate poverty by building homes and imparting hope.
Music for Relief
The artist has heavily campaigned to support the charitable organization founded by Linkin Park. The NGO helps victims of natural disasters to recover with the emphasis being on housing and vital resources. The NGO supported by more than 35 personalities also works towards the environmental consequences of global warming.
R13 Relaxed Skinny Jeans
Bekinsale looked stylish wearing her skinny jeans while shopping in California on January 2013. The five pocket styling relaxed skinnies have been fashioned from the finest Italian fabric and features 98% cotton, 2% elastane with moderate distressing, button closure and zip-fastening. The $365 denim can create a cool casual look with a rolled cuff.
Style Stalker Free Love Blazer
The artist was photographed wearing the fashionable blazer on the streets. The open collared blazer with an eyelet closure features viscose polyester blend with multicolored pattern throughout and slight padding at the shoulders. The $189 piece can be teamed with any outfit, either with a pencil skirt or pants.
Judith Leiber Seaspray Avenue Grooved Minaudière
The actress carried her Judith Leiber bag to the Golden Globe Awards post party on January 2013. The grooved rectangular box designed clutch is adorned with semi-precious mothers of pearl accents, push button enclosure and their signature nameplate on the insides. The $2,995 accessory comprises the look and feel of a seashell.
Miu Miu Madras Goat Leather Bag
Kate carried the Miu Miu leather bag while accompanying her daughter. The Italian over-sized bag features detachable shoulder straps, twin top handles with magnetic snap strap closure and three inner compartments. The accessory has glossy gold-plated hardware with metal logo on the outside.